Pakistan: PRCS dispatches health, assessment teams to quake affected areas of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitudes at 4:09 AM (22:09 hrs GMT) on early Wednesday jolted parts of Balochistan, some 60 kilometers North East of Quetta (the Capital city of Balochistan Province). Districts of Ziariat and Pashin were badly affected. In parts of these districts a large number of houses/buildings have been destroyed. So far more than 100 people have been reported dead.

Pakistan Red Crescent Society Response:

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society responding to the Balochistan earthquake dispatched health and assessment teams to the affected areas. The two health teams comprise doctors, paramedics and ambulances have been dispatched to Ziariat. A relief team comprising PRCS staff and some 25 volunteers has been dispatched from Quetta to help the victims.

The PRCS is dispatching relief items consisting of 200 families. The shelter kits, comprising tents, blankets, tarpaulin sheets and kitchen sets.

The PRCS National Headquarters is in touch with the PRCS Balochistan Branch to meet any need on emergency basis.